ASI Overview

With funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF Grant # 1953471) , we will organize a series of three Advanced Studies Institutes (ASI) in Uzbekistan during 2021-2023. The ASIs will engage advanced graduate students in active learning and research at the frontiers of knowledge in broader areas of Analysis and Mathematical Physics. Each ASI will be two weeks long and will consist of short intensive courses and introductory tutorials for students as well as short presentations by student participants. Each ASI will include two senior faculty (lecturers) and 20 graduate students from the United States and about the same number of researchers and graduate students from Uzbekistan and other countries. The ASIs will serve as a catalyst for future international collaborations that promote, encourage and engage students from underrepresented groups including female students. The key ASI lecturers from the United States will be Mario Bonk, Marcelo Disconzi, Svetlana Jitomirskaya, Norman Levenberg, Mikhail Lyubich, Sergei Merenkov, Barry Simon, Steve Zelditch, Efim Zelmanov and Hong-Kun Zhang. 

The research focus of the ASIs will be on contemporary topics in Analysis on Fractal Spaces, Dynamical Systems  and Mathematical Physics. Contemporary mathematics has become a truly international endeavor and hence it is important that students grasp this early on and start cementing their international network of researchers. Each ASI, through its lectures and research related activities, will serve as a platform to incorporate the latest developments in these areas into education and research for graduate students. The ASIs will build on the successful collaborations already established through two USA-Uzbekistan conferences, held in 2014 and 2017, and the USA-Uzbekistan Collaborative Research in Leibniz Algebras (international REU program). We will focus on supporting advanced graduate students and active researchers from a wide variety of colleges and universities in the U.S. The cultural component of the project includes traveling to the ancient Silk Road cities of Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva to learn about the cultural and scientific heritage of Uzbekistan.  The ASIs will be held at the Institute of Mathematics of the Uzbekistan Academy of Sciences. 

For more information contact Dr. Zair Ibragimov at